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If You Want to Close Schools, You Don't Want My Vote

I have never in my life, before Obama, seen a Democratic President who was anti-public education. Diane Ravitch wrote that he gave GW Bush a third term in education. I'd argue he went well beyond that. To me, it was a Nixon goes to China thing. Show More Summary

Charter Schools Week, Part 2: ESSA's Crucial Support Role

In April 2015 Diane Ravitch, AFT, NEA, and FairTest surrendered after a brief skirmish against NCLB 3.0, which came to be known as ESSA before it passed with flying colors in December 2015. It was in April 2015 that Ravitch declaredShow More Summary

Charter Schools Week, Part 1: Ravitch Rewrites Shanker

In some recent email snuggling between hedge fund kingpin and KIPP supporter, Whitney Tilson, and Diane Ravitch, Dr. Ravitch attempted to educate Whitney on some of the early rationale for charter schools. Instead, she muddied the historical waters with a bizarre and inaccurate recollection of some of the early developments. Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

alicublog - Trump Derp; Diane Ravitch's Blog - what happens when teachers aren't paid? d r i f t g l a s s - today in Republican detachment disorder; New York Crank - Dada politics; The Rectification of Names - poor Jonah.... blogenfreude...Show More Summary

Diane Ravitch: Why Every Child Should Opt Out of Standardized Testing

The tests today are pointless and meaningless. Want to end the obsession with standardized testing? Opt your children out of the state tests. Ignore the threats from state and federal officials. The tests today have taken over too much of the school year. Show More Summary

Thompson Gives Ravitch Credit for Opt Out Movement

Following NPE's very late “call” for “a national opt,” it is not surprising to see the history of the opt out movement already being revised to give credit to education’s “American Idol,” Diane Ravitch. John Thompson writes at Huffington...Show More Summary

The Testing Scam

Diane Ravitch absolutely eviscerates the bipartisan education reforms of the last 15 years under Bush and Obama in a review of two new books for The New York Review of Books. The first shows the disaster that was Cory Booker and Mark Zuckerberg’s attempt to remake the Newark schools by chartering them all, destroying teachers […]

Diane Ravitch: The Crisis in Education Is That the Super Wealthy Corporate Education System Wants to Destroy Public Schools

With privatization, the corporate education industry is threatening public schools. It has become conventional wisdom that “education is in crisis.” I have been asked about this question by many interviewers. They say something like:...Show More Summary

Diane Ravitch: Why all parents should opt their kids out of high-stakes standardized tests

  The Network for Public Education, a nonprofit education advocacy group co-founded by historian Diane Ravitch, is calling for a national “opt out” of high-stakes standardized testing, urging parents across the country to refuse to allow their children to participate in this spring’s testing. In a video released on the network’s website, Ravitch says families should […]

Ravitch Apologizes for ESSA Support

This morning, Diane Ravitch and representatives from FairTest announced a 10-city tour aimed at apologizing for their long-standing support of the corporate education blueprint, the Every Student Succeeds Act.Accompanying Ravitch on her apology tour will be lawyers and body guards from the home offices of NEA and AFT. Show More Summary

Quotes: Ravitch Claims Victory

Everything the corporate reformers do has failed. Their day has come and gone.... They remain in power by deception and the power of money, not the efficacy of their ideas. They will go out with the tide. - Diane Ravitch on her blog (26 Million Page Views! Thank You!)

Ravitch Smears Sanders While Ignoring Clinton's History as Charter Cheerleader

I came across an interview with Diane Ravitch this week that clearly shows her presidential preference, even though she has vowed neutrality in the presidential contest. During the interview, there was this exchange that puts on display...Show More Summary

ESSA Questions? Ask Diane Ravitch to Ask Lamar Alexander

“I still wonder why we, over time, don’t make every public school a charter school.” He continued, “You couldn’t do it all overnight, but you could do it over 20, 25 years. - See more at: More Summary

Guest Post: To Good to Be True?

By Alison McDowellAlison is a parent of a public school student and a member of the Alliance for Philadelphia Public SchoolsFebruary 17, 2016On February 16, 2016, Diane Ravitch's blog promoted a vision statement for the future of Texas public education that had been developed by a group of 35 Texas superintendents between 2006 and 2008. Show More Summary

Here’s a New Way to Judge Your State’s Schools

Last time I called Diane Ravitch, our country's leading education historian and one of the most vocal voices in education reform, she was on another call with the producers of The Daily Show. It was 2011, and The Daily Show was about to air a segment about the low salaries that teachers earn and Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Show More Summary

Books: New Yorker Writer's Year Embedded In High School English

You might know David Denby for his writing in the New Yorker about movies among other things, but he's also interested in education. He wrote a big profile of Diane Ravitch four years ago. Now, the Washington Post's Valerie Strauss has...Show More Summary

Ravitch Revisionism

It has taken just over a month since the passage of the god-awful rewrite of ESEA for Diane Ravitch to begin revising the history of her earlier enthusiastic support for the piece of dreck legislation that Gary Orfield and others ha ve noted will turn back education policy in this country by more than a half century. Show More Summary

While Calling for Unity, Ravitch Lies About Critics

Diane Ravitch's capacity for subtle manipulation has allowed her to put together an army of bloggers and commenters, all of whom would, doubtless, march off against the corporate education reformers if talk had legs. Just like the pronouncements...Show More Summary

Lamar's Office Answers Diane's Questions about ESSA

Diane Ravitch's close relationship with Lamar Alexander goes back at least to the early 1990s, when Diane was a leading testocrat at ED for George Herbert Walker Bush. This was the period when Diane used her office as Assistant Secretary...Show More Summary

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